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Fishing for Salmon and Steelhead on the Salmon River : FishSalmonRiver.com


It appears to be illegal "snatching" under current DEC regulations. Lures are not too commonly used in the streams. However, J-plugs are fairly commonly used for chinook by either spin fishermen or when back trolling from a drift boat.

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Types of gillnets

How do you throw a cast net perfectly?

Legal tackle is single-hook, unbaited, artificial lures/flies. Bait and treble/multiple hooks may be used in salt waters year-round. In the fresh waters of the Kenai, no bait is allowed until July 1, and treble/multiple hooks are not allowed until August 1.

Selectivity of gillnets, as of other fishing gear, is a well recognized problem (e,g, Pope et al., 1975). Clearly it affects any estimates of size-frequency distributions; less obviously, many other calculations. For example, Kipling (1957) noticed that samples taken with just one mesh size lead to biased estimates of length-weight regression, because they favour the fatter of short fish and the thinner of long fish. And estimates of length -at age, growth, and mortality are affected because larger meshes select larger fish of each age, and are generally more efficient (Section 4.1.3) (Hickling, 1939; Ricker, 1969). Gillnets seldom take their fish alive and unharmed, except perhaps when small-meshed nets, set in cold water for a very short time, catch fish “by the nose”.

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These are powerful, fierce fighters that will have your rod pulsing and straining to meet the water. Pink salmon continue to be one of the most important of the Pacific salmon for commercial fisherman in Alaska. Pink salmon are the most numerous of the salmon species caught in Alaska by commercial fisherman, usually by purse seine. The average annual Alaska harvest between 1959 and 1992 was 45.1 million pink salmon.

They weigh up to 7 pounds, and are the slimmest and most streamlined of the five species of Alaskan salmon. Known to fishermen in Alaska as reds, the sockeye is historically our most valuable fish because of its high oil content and ability to hold its bright red flesh color. Lightly spotted on their blue -green back, King salmon live from five to seven years, and weigh up to 120 pounds.

The new materials were cheaper and easier to handle, lasted longer and required less maintenance than natural fibres. Some anglers carry a net on the streams and others do not.

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If, as an Alaskan, you know many dip-netters, you probably know someone who fits this category. They are overcome by the bloodlust along the Kenai in July, and they net and smack dead 25 or 35 or 55 fish when all their family is likely to eat is 20. Too many frozen Kenai River sockeye salmon go to the landfill in June as the July opening of the fishery nears. What makes this especially worthy of note is that any discussion of the Kenai dip net fishery plays out against the backdrop of the Cook Inlet commercial fishery. The short answer is yes, according to Pat Shields, Fish and Game Soldotna commercial fisheries area biologist.

Others were stocked above the reservoirs and have also survived. However, the sport fishery on the Salmon River was insignificant from the late 1800s until the 1960s.

Some use standard hooks, others use the traditional salmon or steelhead hook, which is a thicker, short shank, eye-up hook. Hooks used are larger than normal, with hook sizes of at least size 2 or larger commonplace. Although spinning gear still seems to predominate on the streams, fly fishing equipment steadily grows in popularity. Spinning gear for chinook is larger than almost any inland stream fishing in the eastern United States.

Its tremendous size, fighting ability, and fine eating qualities make the sheefish one of the most unique fish in North America. For most sport fishers in America, the Arctic grayling is a rare freshwater game fish symbolic of the clear, cold streams of Alaska. The Arctic grayling is an elegantly formed cousin of the trout.

The eggs hatch in November and December and the fish are placed into the rivers as three inch fingerlings in May or June to be "imprinted" with the scent of the stream. This imprinting allows them to return to the stream in which they were released. Typically a fully-mature Chinook which has returned to spawn is either two or three years of age and will weigh between 15 and 25 pounds.

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Two special types of nets need to be mentioned. Trammel nets are often used to catch species of fish (e.g. flatfish, sturgeon) not easily caught in regular gillnets.

King Salmon – Chinook

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If the nets must be set in the same gang, at least they should be separated by gaps. Just as there are many designs of gillnets, there are many ways of fishing them. They may be set perpendicular or parallel to shore; in straight lines, zig-zags, or looped to form traps; anchored in place or drifted with currents; left alone or have fish scared into them by beating water; etc. The choice of method depends on the type of water and species of fish sampled; again, it may be best to follow established local practice. When he fished 35 mm mesh (bar measure is used throughout this paper) gillnets of hanging coefficients ⅓, ½ and ⅔, the loosely hung nets(⅓, ½) caught about 30 percent more perch but no more roach (Figure 4.4).

Are treble hooks legal in Alaska?

Here are a few of the most common Alaska Fish Species Alaska's oceans, rivers, and lakes are teeming with huge runs of record breaking Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Halibut and many other challenging sport fish. Alaska, home to five species of Pacific Salmon, holds the world record for the King Salmon.

Cutthroat Trout

They were first stocked regularly into Lake Ontario in the late 1960s along with the King Salmon. Cohos are stocked in the Spring at about 18 months of age, after spending more than a year in the outdoor raceways of the hatchery.

They are also the most numerous Pacific salmon and have been harvested and canned commercially in Alaska since the late 1800’s. Young pink salmon are completely silver without any dark vertical bars or spots.

  • Now most pink salmon are taken with purse seines and drift or set gillnets.
  • Small numbers of king salmon begin to enter the Kenai River in early to mid-May, with increasing numbers through the end of May.
  • A flow of "one gate", or 750 cubic feet per second (cfs), will produce a moderately fast flow.
  • For most sport fishers in America, the Arctic grayling is a rare freshwater game fish symbolic of the clear, cold streams of Alaska.
  • As with all members of the salmon family, pink salmon are coldwater fish.

A traditional stringer will not hold a large chinook salmon - use either a heavy-duty stringer or just rope. Each year these monsters enter the rivers in early September to spawn. When the runs will start, and how long they last, varies year to year.

Chinook are bright silver while in Lake Ontario and as they enter the river, and become darker the longer they are in the river. A chinook can be differentiated from other salmon and steelhead by its black mouth and black gums.

Coho Salmon

A reel for chinook should hold at least 150 yards of 20 pound backing. High-visibility backing is a good idea so you and other anglers around you can see where your line is. For chinook, anglers typically use 9 or 10 foot rods from 7 to 11 weight, with 9 and 10 weights probably the most common. Most rods in this class have a fighting butt, which is helpful.

Is pink salmon good eating?

A fish wheel, also known as a salmon wheel, is a device situated in rivers for catching fish which looks and operates like a watermill. The current of the river presses against the submerged paddles and rotates the wheel, passing the baskets through the water where they intercept fish that are swimming or drifting.

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Huskies don't care if salmon are a little freezer-burned. They're still happy to have a high-protein, high-fat meal.

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Lifting generally refers to drifting the hook into the mouth of the fish (which is opening and closing its mouth to breath), then "lifting" the line to hook the fish. Some consider this unsportsmanlike; others consider this a fair way to catch a fish, particularly if they will not strike readily.

Where can I fish salmon?

The four main types of fishing gear that use netting are gillnets and entanglement nets, surrounding net, seine nets, and trawls.

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Like Halibut and rockfish, Lingcod are usually found on or near the bottom, most often over rocky reefs in areas of strong currents. These fish are extremely aggressive predators, often growing to over 50 pounds in weight and 4 feet in length.

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Average size of a Kenai River early run Chinook is about pounds. Occasionally, Chinook up to 75 pounds are caught. Because our ability to interpret gillnet catch data is limited by our meager knowledge of mesh selectivity, it will be valuable to determine selectivity curves whenever convenient. The best opportunity is when the size-frequency distribution of a fish population is known.

Set gillnets

Since almost all salmon and steelhead are taken near the bottom, it is necessary to get your offering down. The amount and size of the shot depends to a large extent on the flow. Carrying split shot from size BB to size 7/0 should cover all conditions.

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For steelhead and brown trout anglers typically use rods from 6 to 8 weight. A 6 weight rod will not give you much backbone to land a large steelhead, and an 9 weight rod has more than enough backbone. No particular size of reel is essential for steelhead.

Arctic Char/Dolly Varden (Saltwater Too)

If you want to catch a whole lot of fish without doing this, you must become a commercial fisherman. There is no similar residency requirement on commercial fishing permits. You can fly in from the Lower 48, catch your fish every summer, and retreat to America in the fall.

What is dip netting?

Freshwater salmon fishing. Freshwater salmon fishing can be done from the shore or a boat, and many of the methods can be used either way. Boat fishing affords anglers some opportunities not available to shore anglers.

Use of a fluorocarbon tippet is becoming more popular because of its nearly invisible properties. For other river fishing such as steelhead and brown trout, again floating lines are used. Again the rods for steelheads and browns are lighter. By winter, anglers tend to use rods specifically designed for drift fishing for steelhead, which are extra-long rods designed for four to eight pound line.